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Health Authorities (Consultations)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what information he has as to any cases where procedures governing consultations between district health authorities and community health councils have not been adhered to;(2) what are the procedures governing consultations between district health authorities and community health councils.

Components of net weekly spending power for pensioners receiving housing benefit, and where eligible on income grounds, housing benefit supplement
Table 1: November 1985, Rent £15·00, Rates £7·00
Gross incomeTaxRentRent rebateRatesRate rebatesNet income after housing costsSupplementary pension (SP)Housing benefit supplement (HBS)Disposable income with SP or HBS
Single Pensioner
38·300·0015·0015·007·007·0038·303·020·0041·32
43·300·0015·0011·637·005·2538·180·003·1441·32
48·300·0015·009·137·004·2539·680·001·6441·32
53·300·4715·007·627·003·5842·030·000·0042·03
58·301·9715·006·177·002·9343·430·000·0043·43
68·304·9715·003·277·001·6346·230·000·0046·23
78·307·9715·00nil7·00nil148·330·000·0048·33
88·3010·9715·00nil7·00nil55·330·000·0055·33
138·3025·9715·00nil7·00nil90·330·000·0090·33
Pensioner Couple
61·300·0015·0015·007·007·0061·302·520·0063·82
66·300·0015·0011·387·005·1560·830·002·9963·82
71·300·0015·008·937·004·1762·400·001·4263·82
76·300·0015·007·487·003·5265·300·000·0065·30
81·300·0015·006·037·002·8768·200·000·0068·20
91·302·8415·003·137·001·5771·160·000·0071·16
101·305·8415·00nil7·00nil173·460·000·0073·46
111·308·8415·00nil7·00nil80·460·000·0080·46
161·3023·8415·00nil7·00nil115·460·000·00115·46
Table 2: November 1985, Rent £30·00, Rates £10·00
Gross incomeTaxRentRent rebateRatesRate rebatesNet income after housing costsSupplementary pension (SP)Housing benefit supplement (HBS)Disposable income with SP or HBS
Single Pensioner
38·300·0030·0030·0010·0010·0038·303·020·0041·32
43·300·0030·0020·6310·007·0530·980·0010·3441·32
48·300·0030·0018·1310·006·0532·480·008·8441·32
53·300·4730·0016·6210·005·3834·830·006·4941·32
58·301·9730·0015·1710·004·7336·230·005·0941·32
68·304·9730·0012·2710·003·4339·030·002·2941·32
78·307·9730·009·3710·002·1341·830·000·0041·83

We encourage consultation between district health authorities and community health councils on a variety of topics. Formal consultation is required when a closure or change of use of a hospital building is proposed. We are not aware of cases where procedures governing consultations between district health authorities and community health councils have not been followed. If the hon. Member is aware of any such instances. I will be happy to look into them.